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1st Edition

Reconstructing Educational Psychology

Edited By

Bill Gillham

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ISBN 9781032247014
January 30, 2022 Forthcoming by Routledge
199 Pages

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Book Description

First published in 1978, Reconstructing Educational Psychology presents a new look at topics of central social concern such as children’s rights, the community approach to children’s problems, the inutility of traditional concepts of intelligence and personality, the interactionist approach to the concept of ‘deviant’ behaviour and the invalidity of psychiatric concepts of ‘maladjustment’. New ideas are the core of the book. It begins with historical and personal accounts of the origin and the nature of the situation of educational psychology. It spells out the way in which new thinking determines new practice, and the extent to which progress has been made. The book will be of interest to teachers, psychologists as well as to students of pedagogy and psychology.

Table of Contents

Prefatory note Foreword Jack Tizard 1. Directions of Change Bill Gillham 2. The Historical Development of School Psychological Services Tony Dessent 3. Personal View: Three Interviews Tony Dessent 4. Medical and Psychological Concepts of Problem Behaviour Michael Roe 5. Deviance: The Interactionist Approach David Hargreaves 6. The Failure of Psychometrics Bill Gillham 7. Community Psychology David Loxley 8. Schools’ Systems Analysis: A Project-Centred Approach Robert Burden 9. Your Service: Whose Advantage Frank Carter 10. The Psychologist’s Professionalism and the Right to Psychology Andrew Sutton 11. The Process of Reconstruction: An Overview Gervase Leyden References Contributors Index

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